The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
England / London
Rank 393 427 401
Rank change year-on-year +34 -26  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.005% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.026% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +0.69% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in London

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 30 (96.77%) Cisco
2 28 (90.32%) CheckPoint
2 28 (90.32%) Firewall
3 20 (64.52%) Wireless
4 19 (61.29%) WAN
4 19 (61.29%) VPN
5 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (48.39%) CCNP
6 15 (48.39%) IPsec
6 15 (48.39%) OSPF
7 14 (45.16%) Network Security
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (35.48%) Cisco Wireless
10 10 (32.26%) HSRP
10 10 (32.26%) VRRP
10 10 (32.26%) CCNA
11 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
11 9 (29.03%) LAN
11 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
12 8 (25.81%) DMZ
12 8 (25.81%) Juniper
12 8 (25.81%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
13 7 (22.58%) Citrix
13 7 (22.58%) CCSE
14 6 (19.35%) BIG-IP
14 6 (19.35%) VoIP
14 6 (19.35%) BGP
15 5 (16.13%) MPLS
15 5 (16.13%) ITIL

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) Firewall
2 20 (64.52%) Wireless
3 19 (61.29%) VPN
3 19 (61.29%) WAN
4 15 (48.39%) IPsec
4 15 (48.39%) OSPF
5 14 (45.16%) Network Security
6 12 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (35.48%) Cisco Wireless
8 10 (32.26%) HSRP
8 10 (32.26%) VRRP
9 9 (29.03%) LAN
10 8 (25.81%) DMZ
10 8 (25.81%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
12 6 (19.35%) BGP
12 6 (19.35%) BIG-IP
12 6 (19.35%) VoIP
13 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (16.13%) MPLS
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Network Support
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Voice Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Network Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Support
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Voice Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Management
4 3 (9.68%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design
6 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.23%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) CCNP
3 10 (32.26%) CCNA
4 7 (22.58%) CCSE
5 4 (12.90%) CCDA
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (9.68%) CCIE
7 2 (6.45%) CISSP
7 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) CCSP
8 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.23%) CISM
8 1 (3.23%) GIAC
8 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) XenServer
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.45%) Pingdom
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
1 2 (6.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) EnCase
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Cisco
2 28 (90.32%) CheckPoint
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) Juniper
5 7 (22.58%) Citrix
6 5 (16.13%) Avaya
6 5 (16.13%) F5
6 5 (16.13%) Nortel
7 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
8 3 (9.68%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) Infoblox
8 3 (9.68%) VMware
9 2 (6.45%) Imperva
9 2 (6.45%) Meraki
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.45%) Splunk
10 1 (3.23%) CyberTech
10 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 1 (3.23%) Verint